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Communications Act 2003

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59Telephone numbering conditions binding non-providers
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(1)OFCOM may set conditions under this section that apply to persons other than communications providers and relate to—

(a)the allocation of telephone numbers to such persons;

(b)the transfer of allocations to and from such persons; and

(c)the use of telephone numbers by such persons.

(2)The conditions that may be set under this section include conditions imposing obligations corresponding to any of the obligations that may be imposed on communications providers by general conditions making provision for, or in connection with—

(a)the allocation of telephone numbers;

(b)the transfer of allocations; or

(c)the use of telephone numbers.

(3)Subsection (10) of section 45 applies to OFCOM’s power to set a condition under this section as it applies to their power to set a condition under that section.

(4)Sections 47 to 49 apply in relation to—

(a)the setting of conditions under this section and the modification and revocation of such conditions; and

(b)the giving, modification or withdrawal of any direction, approval or consent for the purposes of a condition under this section,

as they apply in the case of general conditions and in the case of directions, approvals and consents given for the purposes of general conditions.

(5)It shall be the duty of a person who—

(a)is not a communications provider, but

(b)applies for the allocation of a telephone number, or is allocated such a number,

to comply with any conditions set under this section.

(6)That duty shall be enforceable in civil proceedings by OFCOM—

(a)for an injunction;

(b)for specific performance of a statutory duty under section 45 of the Court of Session Act 1988 (c. 36); or

(c)for any other appropriate remedy or relief.

(7)Subsection (6) does not apply in the case of a person against whom the obligations contained in the condition in question are enforceable (by virtue of his having become a communications provider) as obligations imposed by general conditions.

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